Black Family


Black XLR Cable

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Black II XLR Cable
UK retail price per metre set
HiFi Plus Innovation Award 2021
Stereonet Applause Award
HiFi World 5 Globes
HiFi Plus Cable of the Year 2010
Stereophile Recommended Components 2016
HiFi Music Source - Highly Recommended
Note: HiFi World 5 Globes, HiFi World Cable of the Year and 500 Recommended Components were awarded to Black II’s predecessor.
Black II XLR Cable

A Stereophile recommended component 2016, Hi Fi + cable of the year and a five globe performer for Hi Fi World magazine, should give an indication of how well this cable performs. As was written in Audio stream when comparing it to another cable: greater clarity, a more natural presentation, a more open yet defined sound image, improved tonal qualities and, taking a few steps back, a more engaging musical experience.

Performance Profile
Blue Family
Warm and forgiving for systems with a slight edge or for those who like a more smooth laid back presentation. Blue and Ultra Blue are especially good for AV and home cinema
Black Family
Smooth, fine detailed and great resolution while actually reducing apparent harshness. Music is presented as a coherent, organic whole, with a jaw-dropping sense of realism and naturalness.
Silver Family
Totally uncoloured, acting as a wide open channel sounding unforced, vivid and dynamic with phenomenal resolution, transparency and natural tonal colours. All this while sounding extremely analog and coherent, from the exceptional top end extension to bottom with finely detailed, separated bass notes.
Reviews and User Comments
HiFi Plus

“Sonically, Tellurium Q is on to something here. The sound is more focused and coherent than I expected; detailed without being over attentive toward detail, and precise without being prissy, but most of all the sound is coherent and communicative as a result”

– Alan Sicom, HiFi Plus
HiFi and Music Source

“As a HiFi enthusiast with no knowledge of Tellurium Q products before now, it has certainly changed my thinking. It will change yours too…. Wish I’d heard Tellurium Q before”

– Simon Wilce, HiFi and Music Source

“A raft of major improvements moves Tellurium Q’s Black II to the front of the line if you’re after a low-to-mid priced XLR interconnect. Noticeably better than before, it sounds smoother and more natural, yet faster and more engaging too… this offers a lot for relatively modest money. As such, it’s one to add to your audition list.”

– Jay Garret, Stereonet
HiFi Pig

“I had hoped at last to be able to find faults in a TQ cable, but that was never going to be the case here. This was an excellent all-rounder with excellent speed and precision. Working at all frequencies and all types of music excellently it opened up the music in a way that many other companies can only dream of, that focus on phase relationships doing its thing. This worked so well with different systems and I would heartily recommend having a listen, however expensive your system is. This cable is that good. I have no idea how Geoff has done it, nor will I”

– Janine Elliot, HiFi Pig
Tone Audio

“A more clear positioning of virtual sources, especially in depth. The second point – improved transfer rate, which is especially noticeable on phonograms with an abundance of all sorts of percussion instruments.”

– Tone Audio, Awards 2016
Audio Stream

“greater clarity, a more natural presentation, a more open yet defined sound image, improved tonal qualities and, taking a few steps back, a more engaging musical experience.”

– Michael Lavorgna, Audio Stream
HiFI World

“Treble, as per the RCA, was atmospheric and spacious, but deliciously devoid of smear or grain – hi hats appeared to ‘glint’ in the background beautifully.”

– David Price, HiFi World 2011
– Brett Sowerby

“The XLRs have a very natural sheen to them and great resolution. Quiet as you could get. Very impressed.”

– Brett Sowerby, NSW, Australia